SHS Class of 1964’s 50th Reunion Party

Statesboro High School’s Class of 1964 is celebrating a milestone reunion this weekend, its 50th.

But one part of the celebration is open to the public. A band of local musicians and singers, called 1964, will put on a concert beginning at 7 p.m.Friday in the Emma Kelly Theater.

Jim Spiers, a member of the SHS Class of 1964, helped assemble the band, which includes six people who were part of the Statesboro Blues event held in 2005. Spiers and fellow 1964 graduate Ross Kelly, Emma Kelly’s son, are part of the 1964 band.

The concert will be about two hours, possibly longer, and be filled with oldies, rock and soul music from the ’60s, with some late ’50s and early ’70s numbers thrown in for good measure, Spiers said.

“We’d like everybody to join us,” he said. “It’s a big deal for this class. The class has got a lot of history. A lot of folks in the class are influential people in the Boro and are part of the baby boomer generation that came up with all of this great music.”

The class will hold a social for 1964 SHS graduates only in the Averitt Center’s main gallery at 5 p.m. Then everyone is invited to attend the concert at 7.

Tickets to the concert are $20 each and are available at the Averitt box office, which is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. For more information on the concert, contact Spiers at (912) 486-0459.

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